Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Mobile wallet adoption could get boost from upgraded payment terminals

Mobile payment systems could get a boost from a 2015 deadline that credit card companies are imposing on retailers to upgrade their point-of-sale terminals.

Sprint to sell Samsung Galaxy Note II for $300 starting Oct. 25

The Galaxy Note II will be the first quad-core smartphone to go on sale in the U.S.

AT&T to sell LG Optimus G Nov. 2 for $200

AT&T's version of the quad-core LG Optimus G will go on sale Nov. 2 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders will start Tuesday, AT&T announced.

Mobile payments adoption in U.S. could take years

A panel of mobile wallet experts at MobileCon today predicted slow pathway to user adoption of technologies such as Near-Field Communication in the U.S.

Is LG making next Nexus smartphone?

The release is reportedly set for Oct. 29, the same date as Microsoft's plan for its Windows Phone launch

Verizon to reach 410 cities with LTE next week

Verizon Wireless said it will launch faster LTE wireless service in 21 cities on Oct. 18, reaching a total of 410 markets two months ahead of schedule.

Sprint's fall lineup includes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G smartphone on LTE

Sprint will offer four new devices this fall for high-speed LTE networks, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and the LG Optimus G smartphone.

American Airlines flight attendants to use Galaxy Note devices

American Airlines plans to buy some 17,000 first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note devices for use by flight attendants on its planes.



Sprint's LTE coverage found lacking in four cities

A Sprint spokeswoman called the results "surprising" and defended the carrier's initial LTE launches in a handful of cities over the summer.

PlayBook OS 2.1 update boosts security, management

Research in Motion Wednesday released a BlackBerry PlayBook OS update that adds full device encryption to secure personal data stored on the device to go along with the already-available encryption for corporate data.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III display outdoes iPhone 5's, teardown reveals

Samsung Galaxy S III's display is thinner and has a greater range of colors than that of the Apple iPhone 5, an IHS iSuppli teardown analysis revealed Tuesday.

Sony Xperia TL

AT&T to launch Sony Xperia TL 'soon'

AT&T will soon launch Sony's Xperia TL smartphone, which features Near Field Communication (NFC) but not LTE wireless. Pricing was not announced.

Touchscreen LTE-ready mobile hotspot to be offered by AT&T

AT&T will exclusively offer the first touchscreen-enabled mobile hotspot, the new MiFi Liberate, for use with its emerging LTE network, the carrier announced Thursday.

iPhone 5: Pros and cons in the enterprise

If the iPhone 5 sells as well as expected, it could create challenges for IT shops wrestling with bring-your-own-device policies.

Troubled Apple Maps app sparks attack ad from Google's Motorola

Motorola Mobility, a division of Google, has created an ad that mocks the troubled Apple Maps application in iOS 6.